John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, prepared to address a national television audience at the Republican convention Wednesday as the McCain campaign said the news media was orchestrating a scandal to destroy the party’s first female vice presidential candidate.
I readCornel West‘s “Race Matters” with more of a sense of obligation than any real interest. The book’s been out since ’94 and I only got around to reading it this year, so that should tell you something. See, I think the “Black people as a scientific study” books have only been done right once: […]
Can you imagine if, instead of being a preacher, Reverend Wright was a member of a radical political party that planned to secede from the USA? What if he called military bases in the U.S. ‘occupation troops’ and said he wanted Chicago to become an independent state? What if Reverend Wright said that Obama was […]
Fresh off comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, McCain has a new popular figure he is comparing Obama to, Moses. The ad attacks the way Obama is often viewed as the chosen one. This is another way McCain is trying to use Obama worship against Obama. The ad uses a statement in which […]
While the GOP spent all night trying to paint Barack Obama as an elitist, Cindy McCain’s outfit cost more than the combined income of Michelle and Barack Obama in 2004. In fact it would take 10 years of saving for the average American to afford her outfit.
Cornel West and Julianne Malveaux were recently on Tavis Smiley criticizing Barack Obama for not invoking Martin Luther King, Jr. or black issues during his DNC speech. They claimed he had dropped the historical baton that MLK had passed down and white-washed MLK’s dream. What they fail to understand is that, although he did not […]
Every day on our podcasts, Bakari Kitwana has raised the issue of the distinction between rhetoric and issues. There is always a gap, if not a chasm, between political rhetoric and reality. If you are a left-progressive, as I am, and you still feel invested in the political process in America, you have to suspend […]
Congressman George Kenneth Butterfield, better known as G.K. has served the first district of North Carolina in the United States Congress since 2004. Here is a NewsOne Exclusive interview:
In defense of criticism on Obama being only ‘half black’ or not black enough, Spike Lee said ‘One drop [of black blood], and you’re black. The truth is, every African-American is biracial. Go back far enough, and you’ll find the massah was in the slave quarters.’
I watched Hillary Clinton’s speech last night blocks away from the Denver Convention Center with a mixture of disappointment and excitement. It was a strong speech with a very powerful delivery. She played her role very well as a party insider and brilliant career politician with a future. At the same, I was disappointed because […]
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